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(ZANIS)Suspected foot and mouth disease breaks out in Luanshya

Luanshya District has recorded suspected cases of Foot and Mouth Disease -FMD- which has affected over 30 herds of cattle.

District Livestock and Fisheries Officer THOMAS BANDA has told ZANIS that the suspected cases of FMD were recorded in Chitwi farming block in Luanshya

Mr. BANDA indicated that samples have since been collected and will be sent to Lusaka for laboratory confirmations.

He attributed the spreads of the suspected disease to the movement of livestock without observing the correct procedures.

Mr. BANDA explained that FMD is presented by sores in the mouth and in the hooves which renders the affected animal incapable of moving and eating; and could die of starvation.

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